Yannis Kyriakides, who is also the mind behind the electro-acoustically oriented "Unsounds" label, delivered us his full-length "Highly Coloured Places" album which was crafted with an astonishing soundquality.
The abundance of precision and refined techniques makes one wonder about the time it must have taken to put these lengthy tracks together. Yannis travels a path in between electro-acoustic music and manipulated field recordings, allowing him a lot of artistic freedom. You will find him orchestrating beautiful and rather classical compositions, but the contrasts with abstract, sometimes rhythmical electronic influences truly bring the listening experience to a much higher potential.
The sound recordings which he has captured in numerous exotic places effectively invoke the settings of a kind of fantasy geography. Places that by all means you should come visit some time.
Many thanks to David (aka Affective Disorder/Ronny Ragtroll) for the nice artwork.
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July 14, 2005 Subject:
Not bad at all this release. It's got this experimental ambient thing going on. Some nice voice changing, shifting melodies and just sampled sounds and noises like bleeps and other electronics keep this interesting.
April 19, 2005 Subject:
Somewhere between the streets of Cairo and an enchanted evening, Yannis Kyriakides' "Highly Coloured Places" melds sound with expectation and noise with astonishment into rich undulated tones.